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Qin Shi Huangdi

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Jerry Vue

on 8 February 2014

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The Great Wall of China was one of Qin Shi Huangdi's greatest achievements.
Used as a defensive system from enemies or possible invasions.
Mainly built from rammed earth, stone, and wood.
It is known to be visible from the moon.
It was called "Wan Li Chang Cheng"(The Long Wall of 10,000 Li).

Terracotta Warriors and Horses
Collection of terracotta sculptures depicting armies of Qin Shi Huangdi.
Discovered in 1974 by local farmers.
Included warriors, horses, and chariots.
Estimate in three pits are 8,000 soldiers, 130 chariots, 520 horse and 150 cavalry horses.
Took 700,000 men to construct emperor's mausoleum.
Info/Fun Facts
What made him important
He was the first emperor of the Empire of Qin.
As Emperor of Qin Dynasty he ruled from 220 BC to 210 BC.
He built a system of roads
Standardized Chinese writing, bureaucracy, scholarship, law, currency, weights and measures.
Expanded the Chinese Empire.
Time Period
He lived in the Qin Dynasty
About Him

Born February 7 260 BC.
Died on August 10 210 BC (age 50).
How he died is due to ingesting mercury pills which were supposedly to make him immortal.
First Emperor of China.
He can either be known as Qin Shi Huang or Qin Shi Huangdi.
Has his own tomb which is yet to be opened.
Qin Shi Huangdi
By: Jerry Vue

Brought the Warring States to an end by Unifying the nation under his control.
Built a canal under the Yangtze to central China.
Constructed the Great Wall of China to protect from Mongolians.
Terracotta Warriors and Horses
Elixir of Immortality.
Obsessed with trying to live forever.
He thought his family would rule China for thousands of years, however it collapsed only 3 years after his death.
Many assassination attempts on his life, this is what might have made him obsessed with living forever.
260 BC
Become Emperor
221 BC
220 BC
Great Wall
217 BC
Assassination Attempt
214 BC
Ling Canal
210 BC
The Great Wall of China
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